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VOLUME 39 │ NUMBER 33 │ AUG. 18, 2021
The inaugural feast of Blessed Michael McGivney was celebrated around the world last Friday, Aug. 13. As devotion to the K of C founder spreads, more and more people are finding that he responds to the prayers of those who seek his intercession.
Inaugural Feast of Blessed Michael McGivneyThe liturgical memorial of Blessed Michael McGivney was celebrated Aug. 13 in the Archdiocese of Hartford, including at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., where Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882. Many K of C chaplains and others throughout the world, with permission from their local ordinary, also celebrated a Votive Mass of Blessed Michael McGivney in honor of his first feast day. To view photos, visit our news hub.Click here to read the letter Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly sent to brother Knights on Father McGivney’s first feast day.Above: Before the vigil Mass celebrating the feast of Blessed Michael McGivney at St. Mary’s Church, Aug. 12, Knights of Columbus general agent Daniel Schachle and his wife, Michelle, share a testimony about their son Mikey’s miraculous healing from fetal hydrops. The miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed Michael McGivney, paved the way for the priest’s beatification. (Spirit Juice Studios)
Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center Launches New WebsiteIn celebration of the first feast of its namesake, the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center launched a new website. VISIT WEBSITEThe Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center highlights the spirituality, charitable vision and legacy of our founder. The center is located at the former Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven. For more information and to plan your visit, click here.
VIDEO: Father McGivney’s Impact TodayKnights, seminarians, and other people of faith share how Father McGivney is an active figure in their lives. WATCH
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Webinar: Faith in Action and Your CouncilAll councils are called to be “Faith in Action councils,” that is, councils who through their programs and events provide for those in need and share the Gospel.In an upcoming webinar, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. EDT, members of the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Mission Department will review the Faith in Action program model and share resources available to you. REGISTER NOW
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